cvs commit: hints lilo.txt

timothy at linuxfromscratch.org timothy at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jul 23 11:20:15 PDT 2002


timothy     02/07/23 11:20:15

  Modified:    .        lilo.txt
  Log:
  Updates by author.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.3       +37 -9     hints/lilo.txt
  
  Index: lilo.txt
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/hints/lilo.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.2
  retrieving revision 1.3
  diff -u -r1.2 -r1.3
  --- lilo.txt	12 May 2002 09:00:51 -0000	1.2
  +++ lilo.txt	23 Jul 2002 18:20:15 -0000	1.3
  @@ -7,8 +7,8 @@
   	How to get a nice picture as boot prompt
   
   HINT:
  -Version 0.2
  -10/05/2002
  +Version 0.3
  +23/07/2002
   
   Contents
   --------
  @@ -23,16 +23,24 @@
   1. What do you need 
      ----------------
   
  -     lilo-22.2 (or older, if supporting boot-bmp.b
  +     lilo-22.2 
  +
  +	 or
  +
  +	 lilo-22.3.2
  +	 nasm-0.98.34
  +
  +	 (just install nasm the way you usually install packages) 
  +
        640x480x16 bmp file
   
   
   2. Copying BMP
      -----------
   
  -	You can use any BMP with the dimensions 640x480 and 16Bit.
  -        If you decide to use one of the BMP's shipped with the 
  -        lilo-package, you can find them at lilo-22.2/sample/ 
  +	You can use any BMP with the dimensions 640x480 and a colordepth 
  +        of 16Bit. If you decide to use one of the BMP's shipped with 
  +        the lilo-package, you can find them at lilo-src/sample/ 
           Just copy one of them to /boot (or somewhere else if 
           you want to). Imho logo64a.bmp looks good so I will refer 
           to this on.
  @@ -73,6 +81,26 @@
   bmp-timer: location of the timer-box for the countdown. The first two
    entries are the coordinates and the next last values specifies  the colors  
   
  +alternatively, if you use a lilo version greater than 22.3 you could also do:
  +
  +add the followjng lines to lilo.conf
  +
  +--------------------------------------------------------------
  +bitmap = /boot/logo64a.bmp (or whatever bmp you took)
  +-------------------------------------------------------------
  +
  +cat > /boot/logo64a.dat << "EOF"
  +bmp-colors = 6,9,0,15,9,0
  +bmp-table = 59,5,1,18,
  +bmp-timer = 66,28,6,8,0
  +EOF
  +
  +lilo -E /boot/logo64a.dat
  +
  +(see the manpage and the README's shipped with your lilo-Source for
  + further details)
  +
  +
   4. Finish
      ------
   
  @@ -82,9 +110,6 @@
   5. Additional Remarks & Warnings
      -----------------------------
   
  -       Since this hint is very easy and short, I think it could
  -       be a good idea to add it to one of the next LFS-Books ;)
  -
   	As it can be very risky to use lilo you should always have a
       working boot disk to 'repair' your boot image if things went
       wrong, and it will go wrong for sure ;)
  @@ -92,6 +117,9 @@
       accidently. 
       And last not least : never forget to run lilo after you have
       made some changes.
  +	There are advantages and disadvantages which comes with 
  +	upgrading to lilo-22.3. Just check which is more important for 
  +	you.
     
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